Monica LewinskySocial Activist
Monica Lewinsky is a social activist in the battle against online harassment -- advocating for a safer social media environment. As a public speaker, writer, and contributing editor to Vanity Fair she addresses such topics as survival, resilience, digital reputation and equality.
In 2014, after a decade long self-imposed retreat from public life, Lewinsky authored an essay, titled “Shame and Survival”, for Vanity Fair in which she overlapped personal experiences and cultural observations regarding the shift towards, what Professor Nicholaus Mills calls, a “Culture of Humiliation”. (June, 2014). The acclaimed piece was nominated for a National Magazine Award.
Her 2015 TED Talk, “The Price of Shame” was viewed over 7.5 million times in the first year since release. She also gave the Ogilvy + Inspire Lecture at Cannes Lions 2015.
Working with global telecommunications company, Vodafone, in 2016, Monica conceived and helped to create a suite of Anti- Bullying Emojis for Support -- to show support to targets of bullying. They are available on all carriers as a free download in iTunes and on the Imoji app. #BeStrong
Lewinsky is an Anti-Bullying Ambassador to both Bystander Revolution in the US and The Diana Award in the UK.
She holds a degree in Psychology from Lewis & Clark College (Portland, Oregon) and earned a Masters degree in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
She is on both Facebook and Twitter (@MonicaLewinsky).